Protecting your Fertility with Herbs
When I treat patients from menarche to post natal I always think about how to protect a woman's fertility. Not just for their ability to conceive children but for their ability to conceive ideas too. Many women have problems conceiving with no known causes. These women won't have any disease but they're probably not in their utmost wellness. As such, I'd ask any woman; what are you doing to protect your fertility?
- Are you using contraceptives which don't interfere with your hormones?
- Are you eating a diet rich in vegetables?
- Are you balancing your blood sugar levels?
- Are you keeping toxins like artificial chemical products to a minimum?
- Do you stay active and take regular exercise?
- Do you practice a self care routine?
- Do you give yourself time to recover after times of stress?
The fertility awareness method is possibly the most in depth way of showing yourself care and protecting your fertility. To learn about that I'd recommend my ebook Well Woman. But here are some teas to help cultivate your fertility and creativity.
Wild Oats (Avena sativa)
A great nourisher of the nervous system. This wonderful plant is rich in calcium magnesium, silicon, potassium, iron and vitamins. It helps you settle into yourself in a calm way. Through balancing stress and protecting thyroid function it reduces infertility. (No known cautions other than to avoid in gluten intolerance). Oat tops are included in our Rested Resilience latte.
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris)
A wonderful tonic for all women. It tones the reproductive system helping to reduce heavy periods, period pains and diarrhoea. This herb helps you get back in contact with your reproductive system in a gentle and loving way. (Not recommended in the second trimester of pregnancy). Lady’s mantle is part of our Inner Goddess drops.
DISCLAIMER: Please don’t use any herbs featured on this website for medicinal reasons without contacting your health practitioner first.